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All endoscopist`s, anaesthetist`s and pathologist`s fees are rebated or billed directly to medicare or patients` health fund regardless of whether they are uninsured or insured. Some insured patients will have excess as part of their health insurance which would be payable to their health fund.

HEALTH INFORMATION

We provide the highest standards in gastrointestinal endoscopy while remaining most competitive in our fees structure. We do not have any significant waiting list for endoscopic procedures. For urgent cases please call us.

MEDICAL TREATMENT

Common issues of gastroenterology: Haemostasis, Barrett`s oesophagus, Eosinophilic Oesophagitis, Coeliac Disease, IBS, Chronic Liver Disease, Serrated Polyposis Syndrome, Bowel Cancer, Reflux Oesophagitis.

ENDOSCOPY SERVICES

Our endoscopy services encompassing all aspects of gastroscopy, colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy, biliary endoscopy (ERCP) and enteroscopy from Southcoast Digestive Diseases Centre day surgery.

We offer all around gastroenterological services

 

Dr. Chakravarty`s ADR (Adenoma Detection Rate) is 61% for males and 51% for females which is within the top 10% globally.

The attributes that affect ADR are quality of bowel preparation, colonoscopist’s technique and tools and equipments.

  • CT Colonography (can be arranged if necessary)
  • Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer and Polyps
  • Oesophageal dilatation
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatograpaphy
  • Gastrointestinal consultations (IBS, coeliac disease…etc)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Enteroscopy
  • Capsule endoscopy

LATEST NEWS

H. Pylori related diseases:Where are we at & where are we going?

There is no controversy that H. Pylori (HP) causes gastritis. However, to date, there is no direct evidence that HP causes any ulcers. There is good statistical correlation between ulcer diseases and HP yet statistical correlation does not imply causality. HP induced gastritis is associated with hypochlorohydria and increased bicarbonate secretion seen with gastric ulcer (GU). Low acid and high bicarbonate secretion associated with HP has been found to be protective against the development of reflux oesophagitis (GORD). This is believed to be the reason why GORD develops for the first time after eradication of HP for duodenal ulcers (DU)(1).Despite greater than 90% correlation of HP and DU, paradoxically acid secretion is increased and bicarbonate secretion is decreased in DU. Yet HP eradication reduces relapse of DU although not to the extent it was believed in the past. Recent meta-analysis of randomized trials indicate a relapse rate of 20% of DU 6 months after HP eradication(2).So what shall we do? The following are my suggestions:
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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Southcoast Digestive Diseases Centre is a fully licensed accredited endoscopic day hospital established in Gold Coast since July 2002.

It has a large patient base in the heart of Gold Coast. There is large demand on services. Dr Chakravarty is looking to engage at least one if not two suitably qualified gastroenterologists.

Gold Coast region has all modern investigative facilities, 3 private hospitals and three public (govt funded) hospitals. This canal city is also endowed with excellent schooling facility for children.

Please contact Dr Chakravarty for more information.

 

 

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